Re: [PATCH v3 13/24] drm/i2c: tda998x: fix a NULL pointerdereference

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Wed Jan 22 2014 - 16:42:08 EST

On Sun, Jan 19, 2014 at 07:58:43PM +0100, Jean-Francois Moine wrote:
> This patch fixes a NULL pointer dereference when the set_config
> function has not been called (priv->params == NULL).

No, that's not what this patch is doing. Maybe you could enlighten me
how priv->params could ever be NULL when that is _not_ a pointer? That's
completely impossible as it isn't a pointer.

If you tried "priv->params = NULL" the C compiler would barf on it.

I suspect you've misunderstood the code, and this change isn't actually

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